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Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium to Use Ross Production Solutions

News Release

For Immediate Release

Iroquois, ON, Canada – September 22, 2009 - Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium is gearing up to provide extensive coverage of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games with seven Ross Vision Multi-Definition Production Switchers.

Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium will use the Ross Vision series production switchers and a number of SoftMetal Video Servers in their Olympic high definition production control rooms in Vancouver.

In 2009 Ross Video entered a five year agreement with CTVglobemedia to provide high definition production control room technologies for all CTV properties. Under this agreement, CTV has exercised the right to purchase additional systems for the Olympics.

“We are thrilled that CTV and Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium will use Vision and SoftMetal at the Vancouver Olympics.” said David Ross, CEO. Ross Video. “It's an honor to have our products participate in this world wide event. I can't wait to sit back on the couch at home and watch the coverage."

About Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium

Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium is a unique relationship between leading media conglomerates CTV Inc. and Rogers Media Inc., which together will provide unprecedented coverage and consumer choice in English, French and multi-languages on multiple platforms for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and the London 2012 Olympic Summer Games. Official brands include CTV, TSN, RDS, RIS Info-Sports, Rogers Sportsnet, OMNI, OLN, TQS, APTN, ATN, MuchMusic,,, The Globe and Mail and select Rogers's radio stations across the country.

About Ross Video

Ross Video designs, manufactures and supports a wide range of innovative products for use in live production applications. Ross' award winning product line includes Vision, Vision Octane and CrossOver Video Production Switchers; openGear, RossGear and GearLite Terminal Equipment; SoftMetal Video Servers; OverDrive Production Control Systems and XPression Character Generators. Ross products are installed in over 100 countries around the world, where they are used daily by top broadcasters, production companies, sports stadiums, government agencies and houses of worship. News and information are available at

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Ross Video Media Contact:

Sara Bell

Public Relations Coordinator

Tel: +1 613-652-3020

Fax: +1 613-652-4425


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